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Meryl Streep wants to trademark her own name

LOS ANGELES: Meryl Streep, the most celebrated actress of her generation, has filed an application to trademark her name. The application was filed with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Jan. 22, records show. It requests that the name Meryl Streep be trademarked for “entertainment services,” movie appearances, speaking engagements and autographs. Streep, 68, last week extended her record to 21 Academy Award nominations, this time for her role in “The Post.” She has won three Oscars, three Emmys and six Golden Globes…

MQM’s name, electoral symbol to remain same, say MQM-P leaders

KARACHI: Name of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and party symbol (Kite) will remain the same and this should be clear to all, said MQM-Pakistan (MQM-P) leaders on Thursday. "People should understand this loud and clear that MQM's name, manifesto and electoral symbol will remain the same come what may," said MQM-P leader Ameen-ul-Haq while addressing a presser along Leader of Opposition in Sindh Assembly Khawaja Izhar-ul-Hassan in Karachi. Referring to MQM-P's alliance with Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP), he said they…

Maryam’s name never mentioned in Dawn Leaks probe, says Nisar

LAHORE: Former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Saturday said at no stage of the Dawn Leaks investigation Maryam Nawaz's name came to light, ARY News reported. "I was heading the first overview committee on Dawn Leaks and Maryam's name was never mentioned at any stage of the probe," he said in a statement. Read More: A look into Pakistan’s headline-making news scandal He said when he was interior minister he had asked to release the Dawn Leaks report and he would again request the government to release the…

PPP’s bigwig Dr Asim allowed to go abroad for ‘medical treatment’

KARACHI: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday ordered to remove Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Dr Asim Hussain’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL) and let him travel abroad for medical treatment, ARY News reported. “The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has not challenged the medical report and we cannot deprive somebody from undergoing medical treatment,” the court said. The apex court has allowed him to get medical treatment for one month and then come back and once he would be back his name would…

India to name head coach after discussion with Kohli

NEW DELHI: The Cricket Advisory Committee of the Indian board (BCCI) interviewed five candidates for the head coach's post on Monday but said it will name Anil Kumble's successor only after consulting captain Virat Kohli, who is in the United States. Former captain Kumble stepped down as coach last month after falling out with skipper Kohli despite enjoying a successful run during his year in charge. Last year the BCCI formed the CAC, comprising former players Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, who chose…

Pakistan name 15-man squad for Champions Trophy 2017

LAHORE: Former skipper Azhar Ali and Umar Akmal are set to make comeback as Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced 15-member squad for ICC Champions Trophy, 2017, on Tuesday. The PCB National Selection Committee headed by Chief Selector Inzamam ul Haq selected the for the Champions Trophy to be played in England and Wales from June 1 to June 18 this year. BREAKING: Pakistan have named their 15-man squad for #CT17! 🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/YWp3spGKgt — ICC (@ICC) April 25, 2017 “The team has been selected keeping in…

West Indies name 16-man squad for T20 series against Pakistan

BRIDGETOWN: West Indies have named their 16-man squad for the upcoming four-match Twenty20 Internationals series against Pakistan starting on March 26 in Barbados and Trinidad. The World T20 champions squad will be cut to 13 before the first match. The series will open in Barbados, where the first Twenty20 will be played at the Kensington Oval on March 26; then the squads will move over to Trinidad for three additional matches. These matches are scheduled for March 30, April 1 and April 2, at the Queen’s Park Oval.…

Ayyan again placed on ECL after federal govt’s plea

KARACHI: Supermodel Ayyan Ali had a moment of euphoria when the Sindh High Court announced striking her name off the Exit Control List, but it lasted less than an hour when the same court accepted the federal government's plea for review in the case, ARY News reported. Moments after the SHC judge, Justice Naimatullah Phulpoto gave a verdict for removing Ayyan’s name from the ECL, the federal government counsel filed a plea seeking time to file its reply. The SHC accepted the center’s application and stopped…

Man changes his name to ‘iPhone7’ to win the phone

KIEV: An enticing offer from Apple for a free phone forced a Ukrainian man to rename himself as ‘iPhone7’ to win the expensive phone. The 20-year old iPhone Sim (Seven) got the coveted prize Friday. He said he might change it back to his original name, Olexander Turin, when he has children. The price of phone starts at US$850 in Ukraine, while the name changes costs the equivalent of $2. Sim's friends and family were shocked at first but eventually supported the idea. His sister, Tetyana Panina, said "it was…